Opening game at CHAN 2018 will be key – Desabre

CHAN 2018 (Uganda Cranes Group Stage Fixtures) – Group B

  • Uganda Vs Zambia – 14th January 2018 (Marrakech)
  • Uganda Vs Namibia – 18th January 2018 (Marrakech)
  • Uganda Vs Ivory Coast – 22nd January 2018 (Marrakech)

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has revealed that the nation’s opener against Zambia will be key ahead of the rest of games.


The Frenchman said the match will buoy up the squad if they win it.

We are looking forward to see how we shall play against Zambia. This match will be very important for us. We need to win and get that confidence.

Desabre hinted on the team’s target.

We have a goal of first progressing from the group stages

Uganda Cranes has  never progressed past the group stages in any of the previous three CHAN tournaments.

This will be the fourth time that Uganda Cranes shall be playing at the CHAN following earlier tournaments in Sudan, South Africa and recently Rwanda.

Uganda Cranes is housed in Group B alongside Zambia, Cote D’Ivoire and Namibia at CHAN 2018.

Uganda will start their campaign against Zambia on 14th January 2018.

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